PhD Student Forum

Scope of the forum

The ICDM 2013 conference provides a PhD forum on data mining. It is being held for the third time in conjunction with the international conference on data mining. The objectives of the forum are to offer an environment for students to exchange their ideas and experiences with peers and to get constructive feedback from senior researchers in data mining and related areas. The forum is particularly aimed at PhD students in the early stages of their career and Masters students planning to pursue their research in a PhD programme. The target audience for the forum is mainly PhD students, their advisors, related researchers and also the attendees of ICDM in general.

The topics of the discussion at the forum would be the dissertation proposals of the PhD students and their work in progress towards their dissertation. The PhD Forum spans various topics of data mining and work in related fields such as databases, artificial intelligence, statistics, information retrieval, multimedia and the web. Data mining in specific domains such as bioinformatics and the more general science informatics is also encouraged. Participants with interdisciplinary work across the areas are particularly welcome. The PhD forum will include proceedings consisting of papers describing the work of the doctoral students. Please see the deadlines for draft paper submission and camera ready papers.

Photos from the forum

Participants and organizers, Invited speaker (Jilles Vreeken) and organizers (Aparna Varde and Nikolaj Tatti)



Invited talk by Jilles Vreeken

Title: Don't Panic --- The Grad Student's Guide to a PhD in Data Mining

Abstract: Pursuing a PhD can be daunting, scary, stressful, and otherwise tricky business. It's not like anything you've done it before, right? However, with a bit of preparation, a few tips and tricks, and a dash of luck, pursuing a PhD can also easily be the best thing evah. In this talk I aim to give you that preparation, and share the tips and tricks I know of. And meanwhile hopefully entertain. Doing a PhD is already serious enough, after all.

10:00-10:30 Coffee break


Ahmad Mustafa, Mohiuddin Solaimani, Latifur Khan, Ken Chiang and Joe Ingram. Host-based Anomaly Detection Using Learning Techniques*
Yang Mu and Wei Ding. Local Discriminative Distance Metrics and Their Real World Applications*
Peng Jiang and Michael T. Heath. Mining Discrete Patterns via Binary Matrix Factorization*
Henry Lo, Wei Ding and Zohreh Nazeri. Mining Adverse Drug Reactions from Electronic Health Records^
Mihail Minev. Quantification of Financial News for Economic Surveys^

12:00-13:30 Lunch break


Amineh Amini and Ying Wah Teh. MuDi-Stream: A Multi Density-based Clustering Algorithm over Evolving Data Stream*
Hsun-Ping Hsieh, Cheng-Te Li and Shou-De Lin. Time-Sensitive Route Planning Using Location-based Data*
Ahsanul Haque and Latifur Khan. MapReduce based Frameworks for Classifying Evolving Data Stream*
Youlu Xing, Furao Shen and Jinxi Zhao. Perception Evolution Network: a Perception-Knowledge Field Open-Ended Neural Network^
Brandon Parker and Latifur Khan. Rapidly Labeling and Tracking Dynamically Evolving Concepts In Data Streams^

15:00-15:30 Coffee break


Poster session

Papers marked with * have 20 min presentation and 2 min questions
Papers marked with ^ have 10 min presentation and 2 min questions

Key dates

Aug 1, 2013: Draft paper submission  Extended. New deadline: Aug 15
Sep 25, 2013: Notification of acceptance
Oct 15, 2013: Camera ready papers
Dec 7, 2013: PhD forum


Papers submitted to the PhD forum should describe PhD proposals and/or sub-problems of the PhD dissertation. The first author should be a PhD student or a Masters student with a concrete PhD research idea. Co-authors may include the research advisors, committee members and other collaborators as needed. The maximum limit is 8 pages including figures and references. The papers should be in IEEE ICDM format as found in IEEE computer society press proceedings author guidelines.

Paper submission is through easychair: Paper submission here.



Aristides Gionis, Aalto University, Finland
Aparna Varde, Montclair State University, USA

Program committee

Leman Akoglu, Stony Brook University, USA
Aris Anagnostopoulos, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Barla Cambazoglu, Yahoo! Research, Spain
Doran Chakraborty, Microsoft, USA
Sanjay Chawla, University of Sydney, Australia
Carlotta Domeniconi, George Mason University, USA
Maged El-Sayed, Alexandria University, Egypt
Georgiana Ifrim, University College Dublin, Ireland
Donald Kossman, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Claudio Lucchese, ISTI CNR, Italy
Murali Mani, UofM, Flint, USA
Florent Masseglia, INRIA, France
Pauli Miettinen, MPI, Germany
Richi Nayak, Schhol of Computing Science, QUT, Australia
Panagiotis Papapetrou, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Jilles Vreeken, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium
Indre Zliobaite, Aalto University, Finland

Related links

ICDM 2013
ICDM 2012 PhD forum